Then when I finished my Bachelors
And when I finished my Ph.D.
Wisdom is a long time coming and Not well received on arrival.
When a major nation sets aside
A significant piece of its budget
To settle a question of science
History will show that the scientists
Missed the point completely!
I am no longer impressed with myself.
In fact I would often like to get away from myself.
But that just doesn’t seem to work out.
I always seem to be stuck with me,
Reminded always of my failed human state.
Holding this treasure in an earthen vessel
So that all may know,
This light is not of me!
This light that shines through the cracks
This light is of Him who is Light!
Thank God for the cracks that let His light shine!
From the plants we learn that
The flower must wither away and die
Before the fruit can mature.
So it is with us.
Our God given vision must wither and die.
For as we try to give the vision life
We see that we have no life to give.
And so we see that the vision is His, not ours.
Then we understand.
So the God given vision must die
Before the good fruit of that vision Can come forth.
And this happens only when
We stay attached to the right root, His root
Even when going through the death of vision.
Then when it is truly His, the fruit comes forth.
Then, and only then, will the glory be His alone.
The Poor Walk
The Rich Ride
The Very Rich Fly